Your blood type says more about your health than you think
We do so many things to stay healthy and combat illness—exercise, diet, maintain a sleepy schedule—but there are things that affect our health that we have no control over. One of these things is our blood type. According to new studies, they have more to do with our health than we think.
These are the different illnesses that seem to be linked to blood types, as compiled from Medical Daily.
1. Stress: Type A
People with type A blood usually have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Stress, when left unchecked, can lead to more serious health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
2. Heart disease: Type AB
According to a Harvard University study from 2012, people with non-O blood have more risk for cardiovascular diseases, but those with type AB blood were at the most risk.
3. Memory problems: Type AB
A study from the University of Vermont found that people with the AB blood type were 82% more likely to experience thinking and memory problems. “Blood type has been related to diseases like stroke that have a vascular basis so we thought that maybe vascular issues contribute to memory problems,” explained lead author Dr. Mary Cushman to The Huffington Post.
On the next page: find out what blood types are susceptible to other health problems.